The UCSF Chancellor’s Circle

The Chancellor’s Circle is a community of like-minded people who are deeply connected to UCSF’s core mission of advancing health worldwide.

Chancellor’s Circle members are asked to make an annual gift starting at $5,000 to the UCSF Chancellor’s Circle Fund, an unrestricted fund the chancellor uses for the university’s most pressing needs. Through these annual contributions, Chancellor’s Circle members empower UCSF to respond to urgent health care needs, fuel investigations on the forefront of bioscience, and support scholarships for the most exceptional students. Circle members learn firsthand about astonishing innovations in health science at virtual events and discussions throughout the year. Now more than ever, we need you to help shape the future of health care.

Join the Circle

$5,000 - $9,999

You will be invited to our annual signature Chancellor’s Circle event, where UCSF faculty members will present exciting advances in health care and research; and the inspirational UCSF Insights speaker series, which focuses on health issues of interest to members and their families.

$10,000 - $24,999

In addition to the above, you will receive an invitation to an annual event in the Saturday Night Series, where visionary scientists and clinicians will illuminate their work in novel ways.

$25,000 - $49,999

In addition to the above, you will be invited to attend the UCSF Academies – highly exclusive gatherings with academic, scientific, and philanthropic leaders in key areas of health including cancer, the neurosciences, and diabetes. Explore the latest advances in state-of-the-art scientific discovery, patient care, and education presented by UCSF's distinguished researchers and physician-scientists.

$50,000 and above

In addition to everything above, you will have opportunities to participate in small gatherings – hosted by Chancellor Sam Hawgood at his residence – with world-renowned innovators and clinicians to discuss the state of the university and important health challenges of our time.

* Due to COVID-19, events will be held in person and/or virtually depending on county shelter-in-place orders and current UCSF policies regarding large events and gatherings.

Chancellor's Circle members enjoy exclusive events throughout the year.

Special Events
Below are highlights from previous exclusive events open to Chancellor's Circle members.

2020 Chancellor's Circle Event

Saturday Night Stories


UCSF Insights

How UCSF is Revolutionizing Health Care in the Wake of COVID

The COVID Compass: Finding Our Way Forward

Health Justice, Right Now


UCSF Diller Cancer Academy

How Viruses are Linked to Cancers
Genomic Approaches to Tackling Cancers
Environmental Causes of Cancer

The Promise of Cellular Therapies


Diabetes Academy

UCSF Diabetes Academy 2020


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